The Cop Block Tour Soon Departing!
I’ll soon be kicking-off The Cop Block Tour – connecting with Copblockers and like-minded individuals in a number of cities in an effort to advance the police accountability movement. Ideas have consequences and I truly believe that through the introduction and incorporation of better ideas, we can quite literally, change the world.
Here’s the current overview from CopBlock.org/Tour:
Kicking-off from Keene, NH in mid-January and ending a month and almost 4,000-miles later at the Liberty Forum in Nashua, NH, The Cop Block Tour seeks to facilitate local, on-the-ground connections, brainstorming and the sharing ideas and tactics, and collaboration, to grow and make more effective efforts for police accountability.
- To view and RSVP for tour stops, check out: Facebook.com/CopBlock/Events
- Donations, to help offset fuel costs and to provide resources to Copblockers, are much appreciated: CopBlock.org/Donate
My ultimate motivation to to live in a society free from the scourge of institutionalized violence. Most of us recognize that the theft of property or the attempt to coerce another person is wrong, yet many still don’t question the foundation upon which policing today is based – a claimed “legitimate” right to initiate force.
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime. - Max Stirner
Through The Cop Block Tour, I hope to connect with individuals who recognize that the emerging police state we see isn’t the best way to achieve the stated desired conclusion – safety, security, freedom, peace, prosperity. The current means can never achieve those goals. But a different means can.
If one takes care of the means, the end will take care of itself.
- Carl Watner
Police today claim to protect you, but then paradoxically demand the right to steal wealth you’ve created to fund their operations. And they claim such doublespeak fictions as “sovereign immunity” and “acting under color of law” to eliminate repercussions to their negative actions. When any double-standard is allowed for it can only worsen in size and scope. For more on this front watch the video Want to End Police Brutality? Focus on the Institution and the resources at CopBlock.org/Knowledge and CopBlock.org/WelcomeLEOs.
While I will churn out some polished videos when on the road, due to the quick pace of the tour, it’s likely that most of the over-arching, high-caliber content will be released afterwards. However, during the next month, I plan to upload raw content from each stop to city-specific playlists at the newly-created YouTube.com/CopBlockRaw so it can be viewed and utilized by others in the meantime.
Some background about myself – I went to school for law enforcement, worked in DC’s libertarian think tank world for four years, then hit the road with Motorhome Diaries then Liberty On Tour, and am now most-active with Cop Block, as I see the need for a complete liberty voice in the conversation of police accountability. That is, the fact that badges don’t grant extra rights, where we’re all free to act so long as we don’t initiate violence. For more, check out all my posts made to CopBlock.org.
Note too that it’s not just be behind this effort – many others helped lay the groundwork and are contributing behind the scenes. Much love to them!
Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
- Mortimer Adler
It’s about freedom coupled with responsibility. Despite talking a good game – the “freedom” we’re said to have is usurped by those who claim to be “authorities” while such folks shirk their own responsibility for actions that cause real harm. The Cop Block Tour seeks to be a catalyst to bring-about real connections so that one day, the need for this project becomes non-existent.
I look forward to connecting with many of y’all awesome folks when out on the road!
This video, published in January 2013, provides background about CopBlock.org and identifies three areas, including a short tour, that are thought to be an effective use of resources to advance the fact that badges don’t grant extra rights.